The Road to You by Marilyn Brant: Review


Sometimes the only road to the truth…is one you’ve never taken.
Until I found Gideon’s journal in the tool shed – locked in the cedar box where I’d once hidden my old diary – I’d been led to believe my brother was dead. But the contents of his journal changed all that.
The Road to Discovery…
Two years ago, Aurora Gray’s world turned upside down when her big brother Gideon and his best friend Jeremy disappeared. Now, during the summer of her 18th birthday, she unexpectedly finders her brother’s journal and sees that it’s been written in again. Recently. By him.
The Road to Danger…
There are secret messages coded within the journal’s pages. Aurora, who’s unusually perceptive and a natural puzzle solver, is hell bent on following where they lead, no matter what the cost. She confides in the only person she feels can help her interpret the clues: Donovan McCafferty, Jeremy’s older brother and a guy she’s aways been drawn to – even against her better judgment.
The Road to You…
Reluctantly, Donovan agrees to go with her and, together, they set out on a road trip of discovery and danger, hoping to find their lost brothers and the answers to questions they’ve never dared to ask aloud.
In that expectant space between silence and melody, our trip began…

Leary says…

I need to start off saying that this book was a little more YA then I usually read so I’m going to try to leave out my bias of wanting more romance (romance addict raising hand)!! Once I got past yearning for more of a love story I was able to really enjoy the mystery behind the disappearance of Gideon and Jeremy.
Aurora and all the boys grew up in a super small town in Minnesota where the police put barely any effort into figuring out what happened to Gideon and Jeremy and declared them dead without any proof. I would have felt just as annoyed with the police as Aurora did, she was determined to figure out really happened to her brother and his best friend especially once she finds his journal with a recent entry!
The only person she can turn to to help solve the mystery of Gideon & Jeremy’s disappears is Jeremy’s older brother, Donovan. It just so happens that Aurora has had just a wee bit of a crush on Donovan for years but has never felt any reciprocation on those feelings from Donovan, especially after he shut her down hard at their brothers’ graduation party.
I really did love the mystery throughout the whole book. I kept wanting to follow along to find out what really did happen to Gideon and Jeremy and I kept wondering…is there any way that they are actually alive?! This book was definitely a page turner even if I couldn’t follow Aurora’s train of thought sometimes with solving parts of the journal puzzle.
If you really enjoy YA books, this one has a really great mystery that keeps you thinking from beginning to end. The only downside is I really would have enjoyed a little more of a love story.
3.75 Bookies!!


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  1. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review The Road to You!!
    I so enjoyed hearing your thoughts on the story ;).